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    Windchill doesnt effect temperature, only what your perception is based on your skin. You put a thermometer outside in a windstorm at 20F, the thermometer reads 20F even if theres a "10F windchill". Thats perceived temperature.

    Hows this look??


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    thanks Jon that was exactly my point!
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    Ok, so. I was just running my PC and had the temps at 5c on the CPU. Not much if any condensation on the tubing just yet, but then my pump made a loud "sucking air" noise. Crap! Hard powered it off. I was stupid - I forgot that if the CPU temp was 5 then the water had to be much colder. Look over, here I was making ice cubes in the bay reservoir!

    Time for some coolant?!

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    whats your air temps?


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    Dude... you need to take pictures of that! Come on!

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    A pic of the ice in the res?

    Hrm ok I will let it freeze again and see what happens haha

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    Dont let anything bust from the expanding frozen water... that would suck.

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    I dont let it get to be solid, it just starts to get slushy for the pump. It'll be ok I think. Running it now

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    Took only like 4 mins to freeze up, CPU temps at 6c and the res crystalized

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    Wow, cool! It's pretty neat how quickly water can freeze when it gets really cold outside.

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    Hows this?







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    outside temps at -20C?

    nice ice


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    Outside temp according to weather.com is 15F "feels like 3F"

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    Wow. That's pretty neat!

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    The problem with ice is that it expands. So unless you want some broken watercooling equipement I suggest you move the PC into non freezing areas untill you have replaced the coolant with something with antifreeze in it.

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    And the problem with antifreeze is that some acrylics don't like ethylene glycol, it's main component.

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    lol ice in the res

    I thought that the heat from the CPU/GPU would be enough to keep it above freezing. Guess not
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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkyJJO View Post
    lol ice in the res

    I thought that the heat from the CPU/GPU would be enough to keep it above freezing. Guess not
    whelp. Looks like time to buy a pair of 295s for folding and...you know...heat things up for the good of your system.

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    Plug in an oil heater out there and I guarantee that things will stay warm. You can buy space heaters that plug into a 110 for $50 or <.I ended up putting one in my Garage along with a vent from the Furnice when my wife and I got the furnice replaced last year and between the two with heater on low set to 70*f it's really nice. It's an attached garage but the wals aren't insullated... I put on a new, insullated garage door and weather trim along with a new backyard door to the garage and painted th floor. I keep some of my Mastiffs in there on ratation in the winter... Just gets to cold outside. It hit 10*F last week. And it's still cold out. all the snow is frozen now.. Michigan! Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkyJJO View Post

    I thought that the heat from the CPU/GPU would be enough to keep it above freezing. Guess not
    Doesn't take long when your ambient is like this:




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